Learning the Ropes
Wyatt Jarman isn’t in this for the money. Nor is he sentimental about the prospect of selling his steer. Rather, the 4-H and FFA member likes learning about the farm-to-table process and being part of the agricultural chain.
“For me, it’s about what the animal is going to be like going down the road,” he said while rubbing his steer’s ear absentmindedly. “What it’s going to taste like, what it’s going to be like being bred, and all that.”
It’s also about the experience and the changes he sees in himself as he stands in front of the judges to show and sell his steer.
“It’s given me so much confidence,” he said. “I went from barely talking to people to being able to do this. And now I have a ton of friends here and all over the country.”
He’s proud of his agricultural roots and bringing livestock and consumers together.